Survey of NIST Cybersecurity Framework  

· April 25, 2023
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The NIST Cybersecurity Framework outlines a thorough structure for data security technologies, processes, and controls. The framework provides an approach to managing data security and a roadmap for improving data security in the future by identifying core functions that organizations should address in their IT systems and processes. While the framework is not required by law, there are many benefits to the voluntary implementation of this framework.  

  • Attorneys: From this webinar, counsel will understand the technical components of the NIST framework and be able to stress the importance of applying it to complement organizations’ data security strategy in this ever-evolving technology world. 
  • Technologists: Technologists will find this review of the NIST framework from the legal perspective a valuable tool to complete their picture of cybersecurity risk management practices and planning. 

In part one (1) of this seminar, our expert panelists introduce the high-risk cybersecurity concerns companies face and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. The panel outlines critical framework structures for organizations and guides counsel on keeping clients compliant. Our speakers provide vital insight into the current cybersecurity requirements, an overview of NIST, the NIST framework, NIST Cybersecurity Framework Core and NIST Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Tiers, and the importance to lawyers in understanding each phase of the framework.  

In part two (2) of this seminar, our expert panelists explain NIST Cybersecurity Framework Profiles and describe how organizations may seek to use them to achieve their desired cybersecurity posture. Our speakers give an overview of the NIST Special Publication 800-53 and highlight the most important revisions and additions of Revision 5. They additionally break down the NIST Special Publication 800-171, which was created for the proper protection and consistency of unclassified nonfederal information and conclude by giving an overview of its requirements. 


Eric Adams – CISO/SVP
Dheeraj Gurugubelli – Senior Director at EY-Parthenon
Daniel B. Garrie, Esq. – Founder, Law & Forensics; Neutral, JAMS; Faculty, Harvard

David A. Cass – Senior Partner, Law & Forensics Adjunct Faculty Harvard & Rutgers Law
Eric Adams – Mentor and Advisor for Hacking for Defense (H4D) at University of Colorado Boulder

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  • 2 Lessons
  • Course Certificate